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Introducing Maya® 2011 by Dariush Derakhshani

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Inserting the Handlebar

The handlebar is a pretty easy affair to create. It’s a simple cylinder that fits in the holes at the top of the side panels. However, each end has a bolt that holds the bar in place. Although you don’t have to be completely accurate and create a washer and bolt, it’s nice to add the detail of a bolt at either end of the handlebar.

Making the Handlebar

To begin the handlebar, follow along here:

1. Create a poly cylinder with Axis Divisions of 24, Height Divisions of 2, and Cap Divisions of 1.

2. Scale, rotate, and position the cylinder to fit between the side panels, fitting into the holes. For the best effect, make sure the cylinder is a little smaller than the holes. Figure 6-81 shows the handlebar in place.

3. Make ...

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